Useful Notes North Korea Discussion

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Joseph011296
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03:56:05 AM Oct 7th 2014
The Image link in "Badass Army" was broken when I was reading the article, but after copy-pasting the link directly it worked fine. Used the page history to reverse my edit and the image link worked fine after that. Anyone have any idea why?
Achaemenid
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02:47:54 AM Aug 11th 2014
Apparently we don't trope IRL subjects, so, as much as we love them, a lot of the tropes on this page will have to go. One potential replacement that had some weight in Ask the Tropers was to trope NK propaganda, since that's effectively fiction anyway.

On another note, a lot of the tropes on this page simply repeat nonsense yellow journalism (Kim Chol probably was not executed by mortar round, Ri Sol-ju didn't have KJU's ex-girlfriend executed) or are out of date (North Koreans are not starving, though it isn't exactly Mccy D's either). A comprehensive rewrite in the Sandbox might be nice.
LogoP
06:00:48 AM Aug 11th 2014
To be fair, there was famine in North Korea. And probably still is, in some areas. But yeah North Koreans, as a whole, do not starve.

Also, some of the stuff described on this page should go to North Koreans With No Dongs.
Achaemenid
06:40:08 AM Aug 11th 2014
I'm well aware of the Arduous March. I'm currently working on a revision now.
TheLyniezian
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03:54:40 PM May 9th 2013
I think it might be worth editing the main example in the Two Decades Behind bit. The trope is more about media having the feel or the tropes of decades gone by. North Korea is no doubt rich pickings for this trope- and the best we can do is out-of-date military hardware?
darkpast
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08:18:59 AM Apr 1st 2013
Unless someone has a very good excuse for it, I think the last sentence should be deleted from this paragraph:

"Whilst its portrayal as the Card-Carrying Villain of world politics is frequently played for laughs, it may do you good to recall that this country is indeed home to 25 million people. So, rule of cautious editing very much applies. EDIT: Never mind, TV Tropes is blocked in North Korea."

I think that proclaiming the North Koreans collectively guilty for having a shitty government is immoral and in poor taste. Mocking the leadership is OK, but mocking the North Korean people as a whole is not. It's equivalent to saying All Germans Are Nazis.
Bobchillingworth
12:01:25 PM Apr 10th 2013
It used to say something about how editors should remember to have some pity for the millions of people who live in wretched conditions in NK, and therefore not make too much light of their situation. I much preferred that version, I don't know why it was changed.
T448Eight
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07:57:10 AM Feb 15th 2013
Yes we all know how bad it is in NK.

But all these "evil" tropes don't apply to people in RL, they probably shouldn't apply to a country. I agree with then, but it makes the page look like it was written by a pro American, no matter how true it is.
Bobchillingworth
12:02:07 PM Apr 10th 2013
Pointing out the massively apparent flaws in one government doesn't automatically make you a supporter of another.
Johnny1993
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06:35:29 PM Feb 1st 2013
Why has no-one decided to off the oppressive government? Seriously, I'm sick of it
T448Eight
08:05:23 AM Feb 15th 2013
edited by T448Eight
And now I just screwed up in the comment section.
T448Eight
08:05:34 AM Feb 15th 2013
Because, China, Iran, Syria, and Pakistan got it backed up for some reason.
T448Eight
08:05:45 AM Feb 15th 2013
Because, China, Iran, Syria, and Pakistan got it backed up for some reason.
Johnny1993
01:13:39 AM Mar 1st 2014
What can North Korea give them that no other country can't? North Korea is the Butt Monkey of military dictatorships
Digifiend
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06:57:45 PM Jul 25th 2012
At the Olympics, the North Korean women's football team were mistakenly identified with the South Korean flag. They were understandably angry, and walked off the field delaying kick off for an hour. Surely there's a trope we can add that under?
MrDeath
07:53:06 AM Jul 26th 2012
Not everything is a trope. Sometimes shit just happens.
moonytheloony
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03:06:08 AM Sep 4th 2011
I'm taking this off:

Only a completely naive person would believe that the North Korean government cared. It was a cheap political move, and what they do to their own citizens is far worse than any terrorist attack.
cyclopsman
06:04:11 PM Feb 5th 2012
You're probably right, and i don't disagree with taking it down, but it is possible for evil motherfuckers to have a degree of honor. Kim may have found the attack on civilians, if nothing else, not very pragmatic. Could. i doubt it though.
chitoryu12
06:01:04 AM Apr 9th 2012
Considering that North Korea would likely immediately attempt to attack civilian locations in the event of a war with South Korea and their own abuse and murder of their citizens to an almost obscene level, I don't think the government thinks much of civilian casualties.
Digifiend
06:57:16 PM Jul 25th 2012
edited by Digifiend
nvm - should've been new thread
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